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Old 06-26-2010, 12:25 PM
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Default 1/6 Scale: Exact Man & Rusia Kamaz Dakar Rally Truck

Hi everybody,
I'm very new in this forum but I love what you did so much.
1st: Hi everybody!
2nd: Sorry if my English bad.

I'm a Rc monster truck guy, but now the change in my mind is toward the meaning of "Scale". And I did some modification on my 1/8th scale HPI Savage to reach what I wish.
This is he in the previous time:

For my 1st drafting on my truck, I did a simple picture to let me easy build a dakar truck:



But after few days, I realize that I don't like what's not a "Scale". And after I saw something that U did, I decided to start this project and I want to have a nice Dakar truck.
This is my favorite vid:

Ok! Let's start!
These are some pics that I did for draft of the body from... paper:





And you can see how big is it:


I did the calculation for the wheel base, but now that is the big mistake. Because at that time, I stretch the chassis to reach scale base on 170mm tire, now I have 190mm tire from RC4WD!!! (


Materials:


And the body frame for a real crash:






The handmade Twin Vertical Triple Plate chassis:


Funny but this is what I wish:


I would have 4x4 truck so I need to stretch the dog-bone and it look like this:


But it broken when crash! This is ver.2 of that thing:






I bought these wheels and tires for my truck (from RC4WD): Dune Reaper Tire 190mm


The red color make me satisfy about "scale look" of Exact Man rally truck:


The huge body:




And frame by carbon tube:


Time to tape on:


I don't know the name of these things:


OK! This is he in this moment:








And the video to show what I did for testing:

But... I stayed for this moment so long time (nearly 2 month). Time that I spend for this project about 1 month and 3 hours each day. (
What I have done are:
- Chassis mod
- Transmission mod
- Motor upgraded
And what's not finish yet as you see.
I must say that: I'm very bad in bodywork ( . I have a friend and he very good for it but now I moved my home so far from him...
This's what he did for 1/18th Losi mini rock:



So man, please give me some comments and some solution to let me finish this project soon.
Thank you so much!
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:38 PM
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Great start. Wow that's huge!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:26 PM
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This is great work Roid! I admire your approach to the project and your dedication to scale. I like realism and it looks like you are on the right track. Don't underestimate your bodywork skills. Your friend does superb work and the level of his skill is rare. You shouldn't expect your first builds to be perfect. Practice and your skill will improve and your satisfaction will grow with it. I think you have done a fantastic job so far. I really like your box and chassis work. Keep up the fine work, I want to see this go!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:31 PM
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By the way, the Dakar video is very inspiring. Especially since I am building a Dakar truck too! I was thinking about going brushless for that authentic Dakar performance and I think your video just clinched it. THANKS!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:49 PM
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welcome to the forums.

VERY interesting approach on this build. The body work (especially the rear section) is very nicely done, and very realistic. Not sure how well the plexiglass cab area will hold up in a crash, but off to a great start.

and that chassis, even with the extra wieght of the body is incredibly stable.

looking forward to seeing it with some paint on it!
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Very impressive so far

As for the bodywork, you don't know what you're capable of until you try. Give it a go.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:22 AM
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Thank everybody!
I myself put so much wishing on this car and I wanted to do perfect so that why I so slow and not finish yet.
As mototodo said, I shouldn't be perfect for first time. That very good suggest. I'll try to put the deadline for finish and paint even it's not really perfect. And as Old Busted Hotness said, ha ha, you right man! I'm not try yet to do the cabin and scare about time that I'll pay.
Thank to all of you! Your suggestions and comments is my energy. I'll try my best to continue this project.
See ya!
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welcome!!...cool project!!
and your friend is a great builder looks awesome!!!.....
id say its a great start....looks very cool!!!!!! will be a fine lookin dakar truck!!
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Looks amazing! and it's HUGE

I bet it'll look great racing alongside HPI Baja's
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Hi!
Today I just finish to find out and check the real dimension of Exact Man Dakar Truck.
These are infor that I collected:

Type: MAN TGA 4x4 special
Length 6500 mm
Width 2500 mm
Height 3300 mm
Wheelbase 4400

Cabin: L=1.880 x W=2.240
(Dimensions refer to the cab without attachments such as mudguards, front spoiler, mirrors, roof spoiler etc.)

And tried to compare to some pics that I collected:







---> The height in reality is more than in the notice.

The Wheel Base number is very important for me this time. Because I'm on the way to build exact scale of body.
In this moment the scale of this car is 1/6, exactly is 1/6.27. But If I use number 1/6, my wheels will be smaller than the scale a bit.
So I will take the number is 1/6.3 for my easy calculation. And... do I need to stretch again the chassis? (It need to stretch 92mm more).

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Personally, I wouldn't stretch it again. I think the proportions look good as is. It may not be accurate, but it looks good.
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Hi và hoan nghênh!

Thú vị sử dụng một hung dư, mong được gặp gỡ này kết thúc.

Tôi không tốt ở Việt hy vọng điều này là tất cả phải đánh vần.
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Hi và hoan nghênh!

Thú vị sử dụng một hung dư, mong được gặp gỡ này kết thúc.

Tôi không tốt ở Việt hy vọng điều này là tất cả phải đánh vần.

Is this what you wrote:
"Hi and welcome!

Interesting use of a savage, look forward to seeing this finished.

I'm not good in Vietnamese, hope this is all spelled right."


Thank you! Nice to see some Vietnamese word in this forum.
But I'm not really understand while is still Vietnamese. :P
Vietnamese is not easy to translate (in grammar) and the dictionary as Google translate doesn't give a well translation (in case you translate in to Vietnamese).
Thank you again for your welcome!
P/S: sorry if my English bad again.
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THis is too cool, nice job scaling out a monster truck, I like the 1/18 scale truck too.
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xin chao! ruc cuoc co co nguoi viet vo choi chung, minh thich cai xuong xe good on that
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